Man Pains

We could be complaining about PMS most of the time or slap the pain of childbirth in our husband's face every time we're angry, but we must understand that men have pains too. Some of them are even more painful than dysmenorrhea.

Here are some of the classic man-pain we should know about so we can understand our partners better:

GOUT is caused by uric acid build up in the joints. It happens when the liver produces more of the acid than the body can excrete in the urine. The excess uric acid crystallizes and settles in the joints which causes swelling, stiffness and pain. Men in their forties are the most common victims and it is mostly hereditary. Too much drinking of alcohol and sodas may interfere in the body's elimination of the uric acid which can add to the risk of developing gout in the long run. Extreme quantities of Vitamin C and B3 [niacin] should also be avoided. Gout can be avoided and treated by limiting intake of purine-rich foods, organ meats, shellfish and sardines, which affects the production of uric acid in the body.

HERNIA happens when segments of organs in the gut, like the intestines, jut out of their thin membrane. It is seen as a painless lump to a painful protusion of tissue in the abdomen. Hernia is a condition that does not only affect a man's testicles but the entire abdominal area as well, and more commonly in the lower torso. Hernia can be congenital and it can also be caused by heavy lifting, obesity and activities that constantly stretch the abdominal regions. Contrary to beliefs, women can also get hernia. It can be treated through surgical procedures but in some cases no surgery is required.

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Rachel said…
My husband tends to suffer with back ache more than any other type of pain. Fortunately he has not had it lately - since changing his job to one where he does not have to lift heavy things.
mimi11460 said…
That Hernia Liz have many cases back in the place where I grew up mostly were native the old Bagobos men and they claimed that it happened because they always going to have a cold bath after a heavy farm works they do. Maybe it's quite true because none of their children had suffered the same sickness.
tahtimbo said…
I have suffered from gout at times and I can say that it is the most painful thing I ever went through. It feels as if every bone in my foot is broken and is rubbing against each other. It lasted for a week and I can be honest and say that I lost 10 pounds during that time, because I was in too much pain to be able to eat. I drank lots of water and cranberry juice to help reduce the uric acid.
Descartes said…
In my experience the best treatment for Gout has been Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Potassium, along with lots of water.

Of course, it might help to stop eating like Henry VIII, but how likely is that to happen?
Unknown said…
I'm sure passing stones isn't too pleasant for men either!